Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Wed 2.9.09, Morning
Bethlehem - 6:45 am
Many people outside and many vehicles for transportating waiting for their workers. We spoke to an Ecumenical representative who told us that the CP opened at 5:00 am, however, there was only ONE station open at the end to check the people as they left. There was tremendous crowding and noise. About 5:30 a man collapsed. Someone took him outside at the entrance in Bethlehem and he doesn't know what happened to him. It took until 7:30 for everyone to finally pass. One man, who said he went to renew his hand print on Monday was not allowed to pass.
DCO Etzion - 8:00
It did not open until 8:10 am. About 25 people waiting. The man whom we saw who could not pass, although he had renewed his hand print, arrived. We asked that he be taken care of.